CANSA to spend Mandela Day in servitude of cancer survivors and patients

12:42 PM (18 Hours ago) Publicity News

As part of Mandela Day, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is spending its 67 minutes in servitude of cancer survivors and patients. Employees and volunteers from 30 CANSA Care Centres country-wide will visit cancer patients.

Samsung Electronics cleans up at Cannes

12:13 PM (18 Hours ago) Advertising News

Samsung Electronics has set a new company record by winning 27 awards in 20 categories at the world's largest advertising festival, the Cannes Lions. It is the second record-setting year for Samsung, after winning 16 awards in 2014.

Ponelelo; The People's Company

11:44 AM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News

The Ponelelo Trust is a South African registered trust company, which has a B-BBEE Level 2 compliance, and directly benefits every Newsclip staff member through the disbursement of company profits. 

Nonzwakazi Cekete appointed editor of Move!

10:15 AM (20 Hours ago) People on the Move

Nonzwakazi Cekete, former deputy editor and acting editor for the past two months, has been appointed the new editor of Move! magazine. 

Mango Groove, Freshly Ground and Susan Boyle to perform at Super Skouspel

9:51 AM (21 Hours ago) Entertainment
Huisgenoot Skouspel, the pioneering Afrikaans music concert that featured at Sun City annually over the past 15 years, becomes Super Skouspel this year.

M-Net and kykNET to fund locally-produced film about abuse

9:43 AM (21 Hours ago) Media News
M-Net Movies and kykNET have decided to throw their weight behind a new local feature film which aims to break the silence around woman and child abuse.

Art and sport in support of mental illness

9:38 AM (21 Hours ago) Publicity News

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) will host a fundraiser at NiroxArt Park in support of mental health and wellness day on Saturday, 10 October.

Sanlam launches One Rand Family campaign

9:36 AM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
During National Savings Month in July last year, South Africans got to know the One Rand Man, a 32-year-old architectural consultant who received his salary for that month in R1 coins.

Zomato moves into the Eastern Cape

7:47 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
Zomato, the global online restaurant discovery platform, has announced its Grahamstown listing. The listing of all the restaurants in the small town went live on Wednesday, 1 July just in time for the largest annual theatre festival in Africa, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Why you should host a thought leadership event

15:23 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Thought leadership is one of the most effective marketing tools out there. Not only does having a solid thought leadership strategy help you to position your brand as an expert in the industry, but it is also a way to generate new leads and sales conversations.

Flume: Creatively Calculated

15:13 PM (Yesterday) In Focus
What do you get when two different personalities start a business together? It depends on the personalities. In love, there is the saying that opposites attract. The same can be said of business. Where one is weak, the other is strong. And as any good businessman will tell you, you need more differing opinions than ‘Yes-men’ at a boardroom table. 

Jonathan Lumley to head up promotions at two Kagiso Media stations

14:55 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move

Kagiso Media has appointed Jonathan Lumley to head up promotions at East Coast Radio (ECR) in KwaZulu-Natal and at Jacaranda FM in Gauteng.

Al Jazeera English to premiere Agora: From Democracy To The Market

14:50 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Ahead of the Greece referendum, Al Jazeera English are set to premiere part one of the award-winning documentary - Agora: From Democracy To The Market. Part one will air on Friday, 3 July at 20:00 with the second part following on Friday, 10 July.

Drink wine, save rhinos

14:34 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News

Mount Vernon’s Rhino Tears wines are now available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce site. All proceeds from the sale of the wines are given to the Unite Against Poaching trust. 

All Africa Conference to unpack African media

14:00 PM (Yesterday) Events

The 16th annual Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) will meet at the All Africa Conference in Tanzania to hear speakers from Africa, the Middle East, the United States and Europe unpack the latest in media research methodologies being utilised globally, with a focus on Africa.

Ads24 says don’t forget the informal sector

13:39 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News

The Unilever UCT Institute has conducted studies for a report on the informal communities of South Africa. And they have deducted that “informal is the new normal”. There is loads of untapped spend in South Africa and advertisers need to be aware of this.

Drama for Life Community Education Project now in its fourth year

11:51 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News

The Drama for Life Mvuso School and Community Education Project brings together a group of practicing artists mainly from Soweto and school educators from selected schools in Soweto to receive a one week intensive short course training in applied theatre and drama methodologies with Drama for Life at Wits University.

Franschhoek to host the Ideas Magazine Trunk Show this July

11:32 AM (Yesterday) Events

Media 24's Ideas Magazine will be holding their annual Trunk Show from Thursday, 10 to Sunday, 12 July 2015 at Simondiums Country Lodge in Franschhoek.

Pendoring Awards announce their panel of judges

11:16 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The judges for this year’s Pendoring Advertising Awards have been appointed. They represent some of the top creatives in the country, as well as some of the best and most-awarded agencies in South Africa.

Havas’ latest Prosumer iBody Report focuses on shifting attitudes towards the body

10:34 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

Each year Havas Worldwide execute worldwide studies on consumers’ thinking and behaviour. The latest report focuses on shifting attitudes towards the body.

Waggener Edstrom Communications wins the FlySafair account

9:35 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Low-cost carrier FlySafair has appointed Waggener Edstrom Communications to drive its integrated communications strategy in South Africa, following a competitive pitch process. 

Catch Reza Mahammad at the 2015 Good Food & Wine Show

9:25 AM (Yesterday) Events
Reza Mahammad – a firm favourite with South African television viewers – will be joining his good friend Jenny Morris and a host of celebrity chefs at this month’s Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg. 

Integrat rebrands as InTarget

9:00 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Leading mobile services aggregator Integrat is now InTarget after completing a rebranding exercise that will see it better-positioned to explore opportunities as a diversified mobile advertising and related solutions provider. 

NIVEA invites consumers to Pay with Care

7:48 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
A simple act of care, no matter how small, can change a person’s life. Imagine what a difference we could make in South Africa if we all commit to just one additional act of kindness. 

Nominees announced for the fifth annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

7:32 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The press, registered comedians and other industry insiders gathered at stand-up institution, Parker’s Comedy Club at Montecasino on Wednesday, 1 July in anticipation of big news. 

Marketing to the modern family

7:25 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
As societies worldwide continue to evolve and adapt to changing norms, circumstances and values, the traditional family landscape is shifting at a pace never seen before in history. So says Mike Dos Santos, strategic planner at The Strategy Department. 

Butter Knife PR appointed to look after the PR needs of James Bensen

7:08 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Consumer and Lifestyle agency, Butter Knife PR, has been appointed to manage the communications for the recently launched prescription glasses, James Bensen, emphasising the first of its kind offering in South Africa. 

Cisco honours its African channel partners

6:59 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Cisco announced the winners of its Africa Channel Partner Awards at the Cisco One Africa Partner Summit 2015, which took place from Tuesday, 23 to Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Limpopo, South Africa. 

Sawubona named Africa’s leading in-flight magazine for 2015

6:51 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Ndalo Media’s mantra is to positively impact lives: providing useful, impactful and inspiring content is our primary aim. As a result of this commitment to excellence, Sawubona – the in-flight magazine for SAA – was voted Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine 2015 at the recent World Travel Awards™

Support two causes by attending the Gauteng Motor Fest

16:00 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
As a visitor to the 2015 Gauteng Motor Fest you can look forward to a weekend where your heart beats faster, adrenaline courses through your veins and the world whirls by at speed. You’ll now also be able to rest (when your pulse-rate allows) secure in the knowledge that you’re supporting two diverse yet worthy causes.

Bucie, Cassper Nyovest and Davido to perform at #MTVMAMA2015

13:40 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
MTV Base, channel 322 on DStv, has revealed that Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Yemi Alade have been added to the sizzling performer line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015. The five African artists join US R n B star NE-YO at the fifth edition of the MAMA on Saturday, 18 July.  

BMW i8 campaign hits the big screen with Cinemark

13:28 PM (2 Days ago) Advertising News
With a cinema campaign that has seen the all-new BMW i8 launched in an innovative and adrenaline-packed way, BMW and Cinemark have boosted this brand extension within BMW on the most effective platform: the big screen. 

New Gagasi FM brand manager to target the millennials

13:15 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
“The sales ‘honeymoon phase’ with the burgeoning black middle class is over. Advertisers now have to deal with unprecedented consumer behaviours due to increased access to the internet and its overwhelming pool of options. This is fundamentally where the big chasm between advertisers and consumers exist.” 

Alexander Upstairs gives Capetonians a taste of NAF

12:40 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment Reviews
Although it is one of the hottest (despite the fact that it is in the middle of winter) events on the calendar, most people will not be able to attend the 2015 National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown.

JAG Communications to look after A + E Networks’ PR needs in Africa

12:20 PM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
Johannesburg-based PR company JAG Communications has been appointed as A+E Networks’ PR agency for Africa from Wednesday, 1 July 2015. 

Kate Wilson to take over editorship for Woolworths TASTE

12:08 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
New Media has announced that highly regarded consumer magazine editor, Kate Wilson, is taking over the editorship for Woolworths TASTE effective Wednesday, 1 July 2015. 

Grey’s work sees it claim 113 Cannes Lions

11:31 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Grey group has excelled at the annual Cannes Lions in 2015, exceeding all expectations with a total of 113 Cannes wins from various Grey offices throughout the network. 

3 media industry myths – busted (Part 1)

11:14 AM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
As a result of the way that journalists are portrayed in movies and books, there is a common perception that reporters and other media professionals are gun-slinging, cut-throat individuals who smoke like chimneys and drink like fish.

Meet Nikki Temkin, The Media Magazine’s new editor

10:35 AM (2 Days ago) In Focus

Named the new editor of The Media Magazine last month, Nikki Temkin says she has been reading the magazine ever since it launched in 2002. In her new role, the accomplished media maven says she intends to broaden the magazine and website’s horizons.

Top 5 Instagram trends for 2015

9:35 AM (2 Days ago) Trending
Since the trail-blazing millennials and too-cool-for-Facebook hipsters started the migration to Instagram five years ago, we’ve seen a visual content explosion. So says Desirée Gullan, creative director and co-founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. 

Free web and mobile shopping app launches in South Africa

8:50 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip. Free web and mobile shopping app SNAPnSAVE launches in South Africa, allowing consumers to get cash back on FMCG products wherever they shop in-store. 

Digital marketing must be a boardroom conversation

7:47 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Even among South Africa’s most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations. So says Natalie Bruyns, general manager at 25AM. 

Berita named Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 Wawela Music Awards

7:33 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Gold selling, award-winning artist, Berita, has added another accolade to her name as she won Songwriter of the Year at the annual Wawela Music Awards, which took place on Friday, 26 June at Monte Casino in Fourways, Johannesburg.  

Amanda Dlamini joins Jockey to host a soccer tournament for young girls

7:16 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
In celebration of Youth Month, Jockey brand ambassador Amanda Dlamini together with world-renowned underwear brand Jockey and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation held a soccer tournament at the Ocean View Sports Field. 

Good Hope FM turns 50 and plans to celebrate throughout July

7:05 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
As the first commercial radio station in Cape Town to reach the 50-year mark, Good Hope FM plans to celebrate for their entire ‘birthday month’ of July to honour this iconic achievement. 

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris shines at Cannes 2015

6:35 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
It was tremendously tough at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, but Johannesburg-based agency, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris rose to the occasion to take the award-winning lead in the radio category and showcase the effectiveness of their disruptive concepts. 

Lancôme, Fashion Media empower women to achieve beauty, femininity and French elegance

14:50 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
To attract interest to beauty brand Lancôme’s ‘For You’ campaign, Primedia Unlimited’s Fashion Media dominated promotional areas within five of Edgar’s top stores across the country. 

Traditional vs new PR: how do you do both?

14:34 PM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk
There is no denying that the public relations landscape is constantly evolving. However, perhaps one of the biggest shifts the industry has ever seen is taking place right now. The shift from traditional to new PR.

Celebrate Mandela Day by dancing with DanceForMadiba

14:08 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Not sure what to do for Mandela Day but know you want to get involved? Then this might be just the thing for you. No Danger Diaries, an organisation that aims to share joy with everyone around the world, wants to celebrate Madiba in the way that truly reflects his spirit – by dancing. 

Muzart says goodbye to two members

13:47 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

The five-piece pop band, Muzart, will now officially be known as a trio as they bid farewell to two band members who have decided to create new musical venture, Smiley Freaks. 

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